Portrait Matthias Guckenberger

Matthias Guckenberger
Prof. Dr. med.

Director of Department, Department of Radiation Oncology

Other functions at USZ

  • Vice Center Management Urooncology Center
  • Director CCCZ Outreach and Education


  • Therapy of lung carcinoma
  • Therapy of prostate carcinoma
  • Therapy of oligometastases

Other competencies

  • Body stereotaxy
  • Cranial radiosurgery
  • MRI-guided adaptive radiotherapy
  • Multimodal therapy


2021-2022 Head of Medical Division Imaging, USZ, Zurich, CH
2017-2021 Vice Dean Teaching Preclinical Medicine, UZH, Zurich, CH
Since 2014 Member of the Board Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich, USZ, Zurich, CH
Since 2014 Professor and Full Professor of Radiation Oncology, UZH, Zurich, CH
Since 2014 Clinic Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, USZ, Zurich, CH
2012 – 2014 Deputy Clinic Director Radiooncology, University Hospital Würzburg, Germany
2011 W2 Professorship Radiooncology, University of Würzburg, Germany
2010 – 2012 Managing Senior Physician, Radiooncology, Würzburg University Hospital, Germany
2010 Research Fellowship Royal Marsden Hospital & Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK
2010 Habilitation Radiooncology, University of Würzburg, Germany
2008 – 2009 Senior Physician Radiooncology, University Hospital Würzburg, Germany
2003 – 2008 Residency in Radiooncology, University Hospital Würzburg, Germany
1997 – 2003 Study of Human Medicine, University of Würzburg, Germany

Most important memberships

  • Board Member Swiss Academy of Multidisciplinary Oncology (SAMO)
  • ESTRO President elect
  • Member Board of Directors European Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ESTRO)
  • Member ESTRO Scientific Council
  • Board member USZ Foundation
  • Member European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Radiation
  • Oncology Scientific Committee (ROSC)
  • Journal Editorial board member, Journal of Thoracic Disease; Lung Cancer


Show publication list


Awards and prizes

  • 12th DEGRO Conference : Siemens Poster Award
  • 27th ESTRO Meeting: ESTRO Accuray Award
  • 15. DEGRO Conference: Hermann-Holthusen Preis
  • DEGRO Conference: Koester Prize
  • SAMS Award “Interprofessionalism”
  • USZ Q-Award
  • 37th ESTRO Meeting: Honorary Physicist Award

Podcast USZ direkt – Invisible millimeter work

In this podcast episode, Prof. Dr. Matthias Guckenberger tells how he treats cancer with machines that fill entire treatment rooms and then work in the submillimeter range – and completely invisibly.

All podcast episodes

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